Saturday, October 24, 2009

the celebration

THANK YOU all for your sweet Happy Birthday
messages yesterday!
I kept showing Macy as they came in and
she was a bit confused as to what
the fuss was all about!
I told her that birthdays are a really big deal in America!

We had a simple celebration.....
Starting with, a FROM SCRATCH Chinese dinner...
made my ME.

Kung Pao Chicken that was
sooo yummy!!
And please note my redneck wok...
aka, cast iron skillet!
Can you tell I live in the heart of the

A cake loaded with candles,
of course!

Then a special card and a few gifts.

We ended the big day with....


I couldn't believe it when I had asked Macy
earlier in the day if she wanted to
get her ears pierced that she said YES!
I re-explained what I was talking about, just to make sure
and she totally understood and she confirmed her decision.

Ok, she looks terrified....she probably was.
But she didn't even flinch...didn't even blink!!

Stupid me, I didn't take an after photo!
But she now has beautiful little "diamond" studs in
her teeny tiny ears.

I truly hope that her first American birthday
was as special to her as it was to us.


Karin said...

I'm impressed with your Chinese cooking! :) The cake was beautiful and she looks so cute sitting in front of it. Someday, she will realize that her 14th birthday WAS a big deal because she just made it to her family in the knick of time. God is never late. :)

Debby said...

Oh fun! You HAVE to take a pic of Macy showing off her new Bling.....=)

Sounds like a perfect day!!

Chad and Kristy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Macy!! The cake looked so yummy:)

Tesseraemum said...

Happy Birthday! Macy!!

BTW cast iron skillets make everything taste better! We are looking for a new stove and have ruled out a glass top because you can't use them with cast iron!!!
I'll be over for your next kung pao chicken dinner and I'll bring dog boy!! Sheri

Tony and Rett said...

YAY! Glad her first birthday here was a hit!

Here's to many many more!

Adeye said...

Ooohhh---the Chinese cooking looks wonderful! I'm seriously impressed.

So glad your sweetie had such a special day. I forget that birthdays are not a big deal in many cultures--especially in orphanages. What a shame. PTL she's with you now :)

Love you, friend. Have a blessed weekend.

Nancy said...

Can't believe Macy didn't have to take over for your Chinese cooking. WTG, Lori. What a great day for your entire family.

Madeleine said...

yAy!! Happy birthday Macy!!

What a cutie!

Good job on the chicken! I live 45 minutes from NYC and I don;t have a wok. lol. I think I like the *redneck* version just fine.

And I have to tell you, as soon as we get our little girl home and she is able ( shots caught up) She will be getting her ears pierced.

I am hispanic. Its the law. ;) lol.

OH and PS, I love the pictures in the previous post!


Sue Mom of Two said...

Happy belated 14th birthday, Macy! And also an even more belated "Welcome to America"!
We are so glad you are here!

Sally- That Girl! said...

Sorry I missed your party yesterday Macy!!!

Happy 14th Birthday! You and my daughter Lauren are less than two months apart in age. Your mom will have to show you her picture on my blog!

Kathy said...

Wow! Your Chinese cooking looks yummy!
Can't wait to see Macy's new bling!
PTL she is now with her forever family!

Karen said...

Dinner looks yummy! Glad she had a great day. The cake looks pretty too. My (then) 3yr old got her ears pierced and didn't flinch either. She's trying to talk her 10yr old sister into getting hers pierced:-)

Sarah the Kool Kid said...

Aw, yay! That cake is very pretty (I'm pretty sure you didn't make it though; my sister had the same one on her b-day this year haha). I'll bet she loved her birthday! I remember getting my ears pierced. I was terrified, but was too strong willed to show it. Yep, that's me. ;)

Our China Starfish said...

Stopping in via link from another blog. It's always a blessing to "meet" another family with a heart for have such a beautiful family! Our 11 yr old came home ON her 10th bday...she didn't quite "get" the birthday thing then, but was certainly ready and waiting for it when it rolled around the next time a couple weeks ago. Happy Birthday Macy! Blessings, Jennifer in DE

Anonymous said...

Lori, I wouldn't take a million bucks for my cast iron skillet (passed down from the grannies).
Makes everything taste better! I couldn't imagine fixing pork chops or even cornbread in anything else!

Holly said...

Oh my, I can't believe I missed Macy's birthday while I was away! Tell her happy birthday a bit late... and I think she is just precious.

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